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obama will lay out his case to move forward in afghanistan. how he wants to do it and why americans should support his decision. a new "usa today" gallup poll says that won't be easy. asked if they approve of the president's handling of afghanistan 35% said they approve while 55% say they disapprove. for context on this mike viquera live from the white house. he won't be talking to americans here, he is talking to congress, too, right? >> that is a great point. among members of his own party. it is a tough ask for them. they've had the climate change bill, the health care bill. from the time the obama administration came in there have bin flew enshl democrats on capitol hill who said we are not going to fund these wars in iraq and afghanistan, we want answers and timelines. democrats came into power both in congress and the white house president obama saying they were going to de-emphasize the war in iraq and start emphasizing the war in afghanistan after all this is where the people who came and attacked this country on 9/11 were. this is where the plot was hatched. the president a
obama compromise. even on the hot button public option but on afghanistan, the middle is a muddle. it's either fight the taliban with all we've got or clear out. making his mark. when the debate ends, will the health care fight mark a new american direction in social policy? will his call in afghanistan be a trumpet blast or a fog horn? the change of seasons. last november, the country bought the chase for change. we were the change we've been waiting for but this november, some say they're still waiting. can the obama white house ever be as good as his campaign? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. katty kay covers washington for the british broadcasting corporation. howard fineman is senior washington correspondent at "newsweek." mary jordan covers politics at "the washington post." and mark whitaker is washington bureau chief for nbc news. first up, for president obama, this autumn may well the story of his first year and perhaps of his entire term. coming straight at a critical turning point from the two standout issues before the country. our future in afghanistan, and a cure
the first anniversary of president obama's election. senior white house correspondent major garrett begins america's election headquarters coverage. >> president obama talked education in madison, wisconsin, but said nothing about election results that propelled republicans to victory in governors' races in new jersey and virginia. he also said nothing about the democratic victory and the special house election in upstate new york, but it was that triumph in new york's 23rd congressional district that senior advisor david axelrod seized upon in an interview with fox. >> the new york 23 race was the one race that was really a microcosm of the national debate. the other races in jersey, and in virginia were really state races, very much focused on state issues, and we think it sends a message to other democrats that when we stick together and we fight for the right things, we're going to do well. >> the white house, the republican national chairman and exit polls all agree. the results tuesday were not a referendum on president obama, but independent or young voters did not show up or voted
gets beat by a dozen points in a state that he won and obama won by six points. i think the democrats will lose it by 12 or so. in new jersey, republicans might when there by a couple points. democrats should not kid themselves. it does not mean the republicans will win everything in 2010. one-party government in washington -- something president obama is over-reaching against the democratic congress. moderate republicans, conservative republicans. that is their goal. one was there and last time when there was a big divide? in 1976 when ronald reagan ran a primary challenge moderate republican president, gerald ford, barely lost. he did not even give his full part in support to gerald ford. 1978 i remember a friend of mine, a young activist, challenge the liberal republican incumbent in new jersey and loss to build bradley. al d'amato won the general election. there was a huge amount of turmoil board what came out? reagan victory and republican takeover of the senate in 1980. takeover of the senate in 1980. tom will and a party isn't bad. obviously it is problematic if you are running
the obama administration's top legislative priority. >> this is a victory for the healthcare reform and other initiatives for the american people. from our standpoint, we picked up votes last night, one in california and one in new york. >> house republican leaders took a different view. >> i would just say to my democratic friends across the aisle, they ought to take note of these elections. the american people are not going to take to the negative kind of politics they're trying to practice here. >> just before 10:30 tuesday night, democrats posted 42 pages of final tweets to their already 2,000 page healthcare bill but the amendment made no mention of abortion, and thus contrary to tuesday's claims by a key committee chairman -- >> the abortion issue is one where we resolved the concerns. >> wednesday found an influential pro-life democrat still arguing that the bill does not go far enough to ensure as federal law requires that federal funds be kept separate from abortion funding. "i am disappointed," bart stupak told fox news in a statement "that the manager's amendment does not
, the unemployment, social security revenues are down. so now we are borrowing, president obama saying we are going to bar a $1.4 trillion in 2009 just to keep the federal budget going. going to be borrowing $9 trillion over the next ten years. now that means we will be doubling the national debt of the united states from the time the republic was created in the next nine years and that is an unsustainable amount of borrowing especially when we are so heavily dependent on china to buy the debt. now, to get a full idea what i mean by america for sale you can see the image we put on the cover of the book which is the tad of america has a sales tag the little red and so you can tie it on to something to be sold with the bar code, and so i am seeing with the social security checks maybe we ought to and starting to print social security checks at the bottom paid to you courtesy the china. we couldn't pay the social security checks or the medicare or the medicaid unfunded liabilities. in fact maybe we ought to go a step further. maybe we ought to just owls worse the social security up ministration to chi
here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. obama administration now considering a prison in rural illinois to house the gitmo detainees. >> i'm julie banderas. illinois governor pat quinn coming in and out favor of the plan saying that the correctional facility would primarily serve as a federal prison leased out to the defense department to house less than 100 gitmo detainees. >> this prison will always be known as a federal prison, a small portion may be used in the near term by the department of defense to incarcerate detainees that are convicted from guantanamo bay. other than that it's going to be a federal prison providing employment and economic opportunity for many illinois citizens for decades to come. >> julie: we've got fox team coverage. julie is monitoring events in washington. first we go to corina. they are going to be looking at the facility tomorrow. how fast or possible are preparations moving? >> illinois governor pat quinn met with the president earlier this month to discuss the possible plan and today the govern
words for president barack obama. let's take a look. >> barack obama. on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, where do you rate barack obama? >> a four. a four, i think there are a lot of decisions being made that i and probably the majority of americans are not impressed with right now. our economy is not being put on the right track and i question too some of the dithering and hesitation with some of our national security questions that have got to be answered for our country. so a four. sean: governor palin will be here for the full hour tomorrow night. it will be her very first cable interview since the release of her book. and joining me with analysis on the governor's appearance on g.m.a. is the author of "what americans really want, really, really, really." we have pollster and president of the war doctors, frank luntz. >> i'm looking at that clip. abc cut as close as they could to her. that's a trick that 60 minutes discovered. the closer they get to you, the more likely that people are going to distrust you. they know that and they cut in to make her look less effective and
kindle and i don't get good cover. but a well respected author in town, evan thomas, he says, "obama knows the long odds against a right wing populist winning the presidency. no matter how good she looks in a skirt or running clothes, brandsishing a gun." can you imagine if this was -- if this was any other woman politician, not just a conservative or a liberal, if this was any other woman politics, one, they probably wouldn't have looked that good in "runner's world" magazine and wouldn't have posed for it anyway. but there would have been outrage. but instead, there's silence. greta: well, you can disagree with her policy, challenge her on policy. probably should ask about the policy. but the thing that always rubs me the wrong way, and it happens with secretary of state hillary clinton or governor palin, two women who i might agree with on some things and not others, is they get treated differently. i don't think the guys notice it, though. >> if you don't notice it, it's even worse. but if you step back, what do we learn as women running for higher office in america? it's that yo
wright. >> it was a photo op. sean: rush slams president obama's trip to dover air for fe sean: democrats are getting desperate in new jersey. democrats want new ballots sent to some two to a signature discrepancy. the left now once provisional ballots -- wants provisional ballots send. sean: and 24 hours from now, the polls will be closed in new jersey and virginia, and in virginia, things are looking up for the gubernatorial candidate bob mcdonnell, leading creigh deeds, the challenger, in the double digits. and in the other race, chris christie is leading incumbent jon corzine in new jersey. this is despite pulling out all of the stops. according to a website, the new jersey democratic party admits to paying for a glass-minute robo call that promotes chris daggett. how is all of this going to go? we ask the author of "catastrophe," bestseller, dick morris. this is a dramatic turnaround. >> he will carry virginia. sean: bought a pretty significant margin. it should -- by a pretty significant margin. new jersey, it is razor-thin right now. >> well, it all relates to a bunch of new jersey
door of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. and at a year when the obama man spoke straight and zombie is among the most popular costumes perhaps it is fitting that the president came as himself, dressed in casual weekend attire. the president's mother-in-law came as herself. the first lady was a leep pardons complete with cat ears around along with the daughters they all joined in handing out candy. the obamas passing out goody bags loaded with white house m & ms with the president's signature on them and a sweet butter cookie baked by the white house pastry stop. the biggest thrill according to many of the kids was just meeting the president and his family on halloween. celebrations elsewhere including the flam buoyant, outrageous greenwich parade, the hottest costume, thrill of vintage michael jackson and this kate goss lin. octo mom and her brood also very big. swine flu also making a big appearance this year. the swine flu as well as disgraced windler bernard madoff. if you are not that into halloween or baseball the top story this weekend is probably politics because whether you live in e
president obama time to decide if he'll send additional troops to afghanistan. white house said all along they won't make a decision on the troop levels here until this afghan election has been resolved. by all appearances now it will be president karzai. there is the issue of legitimacy. the short one, it gives a new government for the u.s. and other international partners to work with. this is part of the basis of adding troops is there must be a credible, viable partner in afghanistan. everything that has happened with this election process has cast doubt whether or not hamid karzai is that viable credible partner. the corruption is so wide and widespread across all of the government here. there is a real concern that going forward this election may just embolden hamid karzai and prevent him from firing the officials that the u.s. would like to see fired. shannon? >> shannon: now reporting live for us from afghanistan. thank you very much for the update, connor. so what implications will abdullah's withdrawal have for the u.s.? caroline shively standing by with the look at that angle.
think about each and every day. >> one year from triumph, president obama confronts tough challenges. >> we're out of jobs. >> young americans are unnecessarily in harm's way. >> no government plan, no more debt, no more government takeovers. >> is he delivering his promise of change? >> you've got to recognize that change doesn't happen overnight. >> our exclusive headliner, the president's adviser, confidante and close friend, valerie jarrett. plus, debate and analysis on our powerhouse roundtable with george will, strategist dee dee myers from the clinton white house and ed gillespie from the bush white house and ron brownstein of "the national journal" and liberal activist reverend al sharpton. and "the sunday funnies." >> obama is a good golfer. you know what his handicap is? joe biden, yeah, joe biden. >>> it was one year ago this week that barack obama made history with his sweeping win over john mccain. how much has he changed the country? how much has the office changed him? we have at roundtable standing by to debate those questions and all the week's politics including har
>>> welcome to 9 news now. i'm angie goff in for j.c. hayward. president obama appears to be ready reveal his new strategy for afghanistan. aides say the commander in chief made a decision following a rare night time meeting with his war cabinet. joel brown has more from the white house. >> reporter: president obama has made his decision on a new strategy for afghanistan. this comes after a rare evening meeting between the commander in chief and his war cabinet. this was their ninth meeting and likely the last one before he outlines the plan in a televised address to the afghanistan. aides expect it will cover more than deploying additional troops. >> i characterize a decent part of it as not just how we get people there but what's the strategy for getting them out. >> reporter: many military officials expect that president obama will send up to 35,000 additional forces in to afghanistan. that would be slightly fewer than the top general on the ground, stanley mccrystal had asked for. he wants up to 40,000 to help to fight the taliban's growing power and prevent them from giving sa
this way. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: obama's war. he didn't start it but he's got to finish it. how do we go in strong enough to win but agree we're going to leave? a constant war? what's it like for this president knowing he's destined to command two wars that will bleed one into the future? can he lead a domestic fight to push our country forward? with the daily news of soldiers dying? and finally, two running for number two? hillary has been more hawkish on the war, tougher on pakistan, warmer on israel and pushed back running for governor in 2010, what about v.p. in 2012. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. anne kornblut covers the white house for "the washington post." andrea mitchell is chief foreign affairs corresponde for nbc news and david i go flashese is a "washington post" -- david ignatius is a "washington post" columnist. is the president prepared to take fire from the left and right flanks at home? his decision has been months in the making and the president told nbc news he plans to make his announcement clear. >> i'm confident at the
. last week, president obama's approval rating slipped -- with a packed show. he is now hovering around 80 to 39%. the question is why -- he is hovering around 39%. what about the rate of decline, karl rove? >> every president eventually he its 50% accepted john kennedy. -- its 50% -- hits 50% except john kennedy. he has done it faster and other than bill clinton and another. those are the only two presidents who got to 50% and quicker than he did, and you are right. he has got some real problems with independents, seniors, college educated -- who got to 50% quicker than he did. it does not bode well for the 2010 elections for democrats. greta: a huge number of white americans voted for this president. look at the number of votes he eventually won to be elected. what do we make of that? >> well, i think this has to do less with race than it has to do with the specifics of the issues. if you take a look at it, on the issues of the economy, jobs, afghanistan, he has deteriorated and is now upside-down. that is to say he has more people disapproving of his actions on those issues plus heal
. this guy uses a prompter when he is taking an eye test. bill: he takes on president obama and his entire administration. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. i am bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. we present a special miller time edition of "the factor." very scary. we will have the best moments from dennis and me, your humble correspondent. we begin with his thoughts on barney frank and a fiery town hall meeting. >> you want us to trust you with health care? >> i did not say that. >> let me finish my question. >> i never said i wanted you to trust me. bill: that was a feisty meeting. a couple of plants in there were giving him a hard time. >> barney frank makes maria antoinette look like a storefront lawyer doing pro bono work. that look on his face said "the ingrates are running the asylum." he is not digging. people have to stop showing up on both sides of these things with hitler signs. we have to stop throwing this hitler thing around. it is that. here's my theory on barney. i think he has to feel intellectually superior to people bec
become the next guantanamo bay? why a congressman is against that idea. >>> and president obama says there's something he'd like everyone to see in china. he wants everything to have what he told a group of students in shanghai. >>> i'm richelle carey. welcome to "hln's" "news and views" on this monday. the story we're following as we speak. a somber update on a 5-year-old girl missing nearly a week. investigators say right now they are searching for the body of shaniya davis along a central north carolina highway. the police say they've received reliable information she may have been dumped there. police have charged shaniya's 25-year-old mother with human trafficking and felony child abuse. new pictures a moment ago. the mother antoinette davis is due in court in two hours. shaniya lived with her father until last month. he was hesitant to let her stay with her mother but felt she deserved an opportunity to be a part of shaniya's life. >> of course i had some reserves. however she been trying. i know she been working for at least six months, and she had been trying to get her life
is wrong with the military. sean: your overview of barack obama. in short, mine is, he is a radical ideologue, has no inclination or tendencies toward moderation. what do you think when you look at what he's doing to the economy, health care, banks, car companies, and national security? >> much worse than i thought. early on, i will confess, when i heard people sang "socialist," i said come easy. hold up. you know me. then, his communications director steps up and says how she admires socialists. i thought he was a great politician. we know he is a great politician. i thought he would give it once he saw -- i thought two tuesdays ago, new jersey and virginia, but he would have it. it is ideologies. sean: we saw what happened last tuesday. with the gubernatorial elections in particular, i think it was a political earthquake. i think the democrats or in denial about it. here in lies an opportunity for the republican party, which i have been critical of, for losing core values, to go back to basic principles. i think they could beat nancy pelosi. they could take back the house. do you
the people who are left out of the obama revolution. the job a plumber -- joe the plubmer's of the worlds. people without elite scholarships and agrees. host: we are talking with matthew continetti on his new book, "the persecution of sarah palin," in which you talk about some of these rumors and lies. who were the biggest offenders? oguest: there were quite a few. "the new york times brandy issue of the alaskan independence party on its front pages. if you go to the museum -- newseum and look at the front pages of the nation's newspapers in 2008, it was filled with the pregnancy of her eldest daughter. this does not strike me as front-page news, certainly not something to be fronted without any consideration of the fact that it has on the family, the girl, or that it has on the child as he grows older. host: what about the web? guest: [laughter] the blogosphere is pretty vitriolic. the maternity of three youngest son was kicked around on many leftist web sites. it was referred to by many established newspapers. all of these things kind of come to fruition, and we have to be skeptical of
freedom. polls show president obama slipping big in job approval. if that continues, a populace like sarah palin might well emerge as a serious contender for power. that is why the attacks on her keep on coming. the left fears sarah palin. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight reaction with us fox news analyst barack and a hard place duo monica crowley and alan colmes. you are not buying the fear thing? very simple question. i'm a very simple man and i believe you are as well. >> we have that in common, bill. bill: if it isn't fear, why the continuing vehement attacks on a woman who does not hold public office, who lives far, far away in alaska. who has five children? why the attacks? >> the fact that she lives far away and has five children has nothing whatsoever to do with it some of it is sexism. the eva peron. i googled it today. bill: naomi wolf is practicing sexism? >> i don't know what's in her heart. i googled eva peron and sarah palin and hillary clinton. they did it to hillary clinton. they did the same thing. bill: you are not answering the question, colmes, i will
: president obama wrapping up a trip to new jersey to support john improper design's bid. -- jon corzine. now running neck and neck with gop challenge chris christy. garden state is just one of two major gubernatorial show downs. the other one is in virginia where republican bob mack donl holds a substantial lead. we'll check on that raise with karl cameron but first, let's head to new jersey where we find julie that is following all the action there. >> reporter: the white house wants a big win in intelligence and obama camp isn't just sitting back this tight, important race in the final hours. you saw the live video. obama carried new jersey by 20 points. president is working to get out of the vote for jon corzine who? trouble in this tight race. push by mr. obama is aimed at energizing the base in new jersey, especially african-american voters who helped obama win the white house introducing the president as his partner and friend and hero and vowing his famous campaign slogan. >> a year ago, new jersey went to the polls just like we're going on tuesday, right? and we said, yes, we can. [
between elements of the business community willing to support the direction obama is going and the fact is virtually uniform opposition even among republicans in congress while that is occurring? >> 60 votes in the senate, the margins in the house -- let's talk as pollsters. here's what is important -- when you ask people was the stimulus a good idea or bad idea, it was $787 billion. there were some republican ideas that were good ideas and would do more to create jobs that were ignored. in late march, they bought general motors and chrysler. what happened is that back to back in a three day time frame, people said another trillion dollars and for a lot of americans, they said what? the american government owns general motors and chrysler? governments don't own big companies in america. what ruptured? what ruptured is the concern that there is way too much in spending and to be fair, it's not the president's fault. but when you say -- and the combined the billions of dollars, there is one huge massive spending and as a stimulus package. . >> what happens is the republican p
around the country, a bid that will serve as a referendum on the era of obama. it is for that reason over the past few weeks eyes have turned towards the great state of new jersey and the gubernatorial race there, where chris christie is given democratic governor jon corzine a run for his money. polls show the two neck in neck. tonight we have gathered a room full of new jersey voters right here tonight to find out what they care about before they go to the polls on tuesday. joining me now is pollster president of the word doctors and author of the new book, "what americans really want, really," frank luntz is here. guys, welcome to "hannity" tonight. [applause] you all give yourself a good hand. here we go. >> the first question we always ask -- how many of you voted for barack obama? raise your hands. wow. >> this is new jersey. remember, new jersey is more democrat than republican. sean: right. >> so if christie can win this race, it sends a real message to washington, d.c. i want to ask y'all -- you've heard the phrase "i'm mad at hell." how many define yourselves as mad as hell? rais
>> rose: welcome to the broadcast, tonight an assessment stof obama administration as the president faces an important speech on afghanistan and a vote in the senate. also tonight, a conversation th doris kearns goodwin, the presidential historian, and her son joseph who served in iraq and afghanistan. we had promoted this eve name conversation with the "newsweek" reporter who was arrested and detained for 118 days in a tehran prison, that interview will be seen on friday night. tonight, an assessment of the obama presidency and a conversation with mother and son doris kearns goodwin and her son joseph. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: it has now been more than a year since president obama was elected. his administration has seen both progress and setbacks. while the economic crisis has waned somewhat, the unemployment rate has hovered above 10%. u.s. troops are preparing to lead over time a calmer iraq, but the taliban has gained strength in afghanistan and pakistan. at home, some recent polls indicate the
. gretchen: the issues that mattered most to the voters, straight ahead. steve: meanwhile, president obama more likely watching the chicago's bull game last night. should he have been paying more attention? we're going to report and you are going to decide. brian: a corporate executive kicked out of first plas class for what he was wearing. >> i was handed the first class boarding pass. then it was pulled back out of my hand and given this original boarding pass. brian: wow. we're going to show you what he had on it might surprise you. meanwhile, our slogan from hazel in north carolina. yes, hazel, this is about you. "raise your flag, turn on the tube, watch "fox & friends" and get the news." [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- steve: welcome aboard, folks, to studio e. it's an election postgame show. gretchen: exactly. it was a big one last night. if you're like me, you love staying up and watching exactly what is going to happen and how it's all going to be the morning after. well, for the g.o.p., two big wins
report." fox news talks with president obama. here are a few of the headlines you will hear tonight the president says americans could lose confidence in the economy and have a double din recession and says they will mott make the deadline for closing guantanomo bay detention facility but says it will be closed sometime next year with cooperation and says america does not have the kind of partner we would like in afghanistan and insists building new settlements does not contribute to israel's security. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett's interview with the president in china. >> mr. president, the fox news channel is happy to see you. >> good to see you. on behalf of the news channel, let me wish you, sasha, michelle and malia, a joyous holiday 2009 season. >> to the fox family, let me say the same. >> you have a job summit next month. you want a jobs bill in 2010. will it raise the deficit or will you demand that it be deficit neutral? >> our first job was to get the economy to recover, and we're now seeing that. we have seen economic growth. we anticipate econ
'm bret baier. president obama had oklahoma city. president george w. bush had 9/11. today president barack obama had his first opportunity to comfort the nation after a mass murder. the president spoke at a memorial for the 13 victims of last week's shootings at fort hood. senior white house correspondent major garrett has the story. >> we call to mind those whom we honor in this sacred time and space, juanita, michael, john, fran francesca, jason, amy, debardo aaron, russell, cam and frederick r >> fort hood is no stranger to paying respects to the fallen t has lost 545 in iraq and afghanistan, but noaft post expected this -- but no post expected this. >> our hearts and prayers go out to the families who have mourned the loss of this terrible tragedy. no words can fully address your grief and sadness. >> the silence that led to the deaths of these 13 americans and woundings of dozens of others was unimaginable. it was a kick in the gut. >> president obama called the massacre incomprehencible. >> your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. every evening that the sun sets
to our program. it's been an interesting week for president obama. he's back from his trip to asia but staring at the same problems he left behind. obama has made peace in the middle east and the war in afghanistan his top foreign policy priorities. but policy on both is now on shaky ground. the administration has been undermining president hamid karzai of afghanistan from the start. but top u.s. officials were there in kabul this week when karzai was sworn in for a second time. he used his inauguration address to announce a crackdown on corruption. and he pledged to shift the security burden to his own troops in five years. but can he do it? we have an exclusive with a key karzai ally, the afghan interior minister, and a fascinating counterpoint from one of karzai's main rivals. then the middle east, with the peace process hopelessly deadlocked, can a new jewish lobby here in the united states shake up the status quo in washington, put its stamp on u.s. policy and rival apac? jeremy ben-ami sits down with me for a face-to-face debate on u.s.-israel policy with a member of the old
the excitement that surrounded the barack obama election. it is what i took to be a lot of press commentary and outside the press that we had just gone through some kind of watershed, a signal of and. the election of barack obama was unquestionably a special event. it went beyond that pretty went to questions of a major transformation in the party system, people talked about an expected a large surge in the turnout of the election. many americans and academics and commentaries outside academia talked about a decline in the republican base. generally, there was a sense that existed out there that may still be there to some degree that we did not just watch election in which the incumbents were defeated and a new group of the democrats won but rather an election where something, in some sense, transformational happened. in many past elections there is always the story of something special that happened in the election. as an attribute of american politics, we have a penchant of looking elections where something special happens. i decided to take a look at that. i realized it is not an easy th
that the future of the united states and asia is inextricably linked. >> president obama is in asia threw next week with stops in tokyo, singapore, shanghai, beijing. so who get as the lion's share of obama's time? china. three days out of nine replicating what happened recently at the u.n. where the president of china and president obama were closeted for 90 minutes. this time allocation speaks for itself. and if there is any doubt remaining, obama's description of the u.s./chinese relationship clears it up. >> the relationship between the united states and china will shape the 21st century, which makes it as important bilateral relationship in the world. >> question. what must president obama accomplish in china this coming week? pat? >> he'll have to rebalance the trade relationship between the united states and china. the last ten years, the chinese have had a $2 trillion surplus. we've experted to them jobs, factories, money, technology, and that's one of the reasons why we've got this financial crisis and the dollar's in such trouble. what he's got to do is convince the chinese that this
-- >> new york city's still recovering. >> confronting 9/11 again. as president obama considers more troops for afghanistan. >> the united states cannot be engaged in an open-ended commitment. >> his attorney general prosecutes the plot's masterm d mastermind. >> in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. >> this is a big step in the wrong direction. >>> topics this morning for our headliners. secretary of state hillary clinton and former new york mayor, rudy giuliani. hillary and rudy only on "this week." >>> then -- >> we don't have to continue to go down this controversy road. >> she's back. >>> george will, gwen ifill of pbs. david brooks of "the new york "mother jones." corn from >>> and as always, the sunday funnies. >> before john mccain chose her as his running mate, his campaign spent $50,000 on a background check. when he heard this, john mccain said we should have spent $75,000. >>> and we begin today with the secretary of state hillary clinton. thanks for spending time with us this morning. >> it's a pleasure to talk with you from singapore, george
one statement to say. i know it is not hard for obama to want to kill other muslims because i'm not sure he is a christian. i did not say we need to send more troops to afghanistan because the pakistanis are stepping up and with both of us working together, i think we can come to a conclusion over there. then we will not have to worry about anymore terror attacks. thank you. host: thank you and thanks to all of you for your calls and comments. of course, we will have the prime minister from india here at the white house for a news conference this morning and the state dinner tonight, 6:00 on the west coast. tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. here on the washington -- on the "washington journal" we can continue the conversation. enjoy the rest of your day. . . >> we will take you live to the white house for the joint news conference with president obama and the indian prime minister. later, a look at the global food shortage. >> thanksgiving day, at 10:00 eastern bill clinton is on hand to present steven spielberg with an award. from the jfk library and museum, nick burns on terrori
. it was a very successful program, in the same way that the obama campaign organized voters and used social needed to turnout its supporters in 2008. but it was never the strategy of the bush campaign to seek the middle of the electorate and turnout every republican in the country. both political parties, when you go into an election, you want to turnout every available voter in your party. on the tactical level, we were able to do that effectively. but that does not displease the necessity of trying to win the center of the electorate. -- that does not displace the necessity of trying to win the center of the electorate. >> i was on the side of that campaign. my perspective was that the bush campaign did have a base strategy. my evidence to that would be the following. you want to understand the strategy of a campaign and that it is manifested effectively. you can look good when and how they're spending their dollars and it will tell you is essentially what their strategy is. if you look at the 2004 bush media by, some other top markets in the country, pensacola florida, where the most rep
the set last year and campaigned for president obama. it's going to be interesting to see the dynamics there. >> well, and a huge female audience, and many of the issues that divide people about sarah palin do have gender overtones, and so it is a wonderful platform. i think barack obama and even before that, you know, when bill clinton went and played a sax on the arsenio hall show, we saw that these softer forms of media really do play a big role, whether you're trying to sell books or trying to position yourself for a future run for political office. what i'm hoping to figure out on oprah is which of those two things the governor is focused on now. greta: so is that what you're looking for? i know for me the question i have -- and i assume that -- we hope that she's going to be here "on the record" and we're campaigning to get her to appear here and i know she's appearing on a null of shows, but the question i have -- >> no one's been fairer to her than you, greta. greta: well, that's very sweet of you. we'll get hillary clinton here, too, as well. we get them on both sides of the a
the obama man spoke straight and zombie is among the most popular costumes perhaps it is fitting that the president came as himself, dressed in casual weekend attire. the president's mother-in-law came as herself. the first lady was a leep pardons complete with cat ears around along with the daughters they all joined in handing out candy. the obamas passing out goody bags loaded with white house m & ms with the president's signature on them and a sweet butter cookie baked by the white house pastry stop. the biggest thrill according to many of the kids was just meeting the president and his family on halloween. celebrations elsewhere including the flam buoyant, outrageous greenwich parade, the hottest costume, thrill of vintage michael jackson and this kate goss lin. octo mom and her brood also very big. swine flu also making a big appearance this year. the swine flu as well as disgraced windler bernard madoff. if you are not that into halloween or baseball the top story this weekend is probably politics because whether you live in either virginia or new jersey, intense national i
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